South Lake Tahoe demographics profile

StatisticSouth Lake TahoeCaliforniaNational
Population21,50638,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,11723291
Median age38.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%46%43%
Speak English67%56%79%
Speak Spanish26%29%13%
South Lake Tahoe, CA has a population of 21,506 and is the 2,020th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,117 per sq mi which is 811% higher than the California average and 2236% higher than the national average. The median age in South Lake Tahoe is 38 which is approximately 6% higher than the California average of 36. In South Lake Tahoe, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 67% speak English and 26% speak Spanish. 53% of South Lake Tahoe residents were born in California, 24% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 20% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in South Lake Tahoe is 811% higher than California.
  • The median age in South Lake Tahoe is 6% higher than California.
  • In South Lake Tahoe 72.94% of the population is White.
  • In South Lake Tahoe 1.63% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In South Lake Tahoe 5.35% of the population is Asian.

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South Lake Tahoe population breakdown by race

RaceSouth Lake TahoeCaliforniaNational
White72.94%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American1.63%5.85%12.63%
Asian5.35%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.24%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.20%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race2.46%4.62%3.06%
Other race17.18%13.28%4.75%
In South Lake Tahoe, 33.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The South Lake Tahoe, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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